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This thistle kilt pin features a center stone created from Highland heather wood. The stems are collected in the Highlands, compressed into this unique material, and hand painted in the colors of the Highlands!
A great way to celebrate Scotland and its natural beauty. This thistle kilt pin in highly polished pewter will look beautiful on any sweater, coat or scarf - or kilt! Colors vary because each piece is handmade.
3 1/2" long
Heathergems is a range of natural jewelery and gifts made with Scottish heather in Scotland. Heather is collected near Pitlochry and then dried, compressed and turned into these unique jewelry items.
When you give or wear a Heathergems piece of jewelry, you are giving a little piece of Scotland! A beautiful and unique work of art - the colors of each Heatherms piece will vary - making each piece special!
About the Thistle
The prickly purple thistle is the national emblem of Scotland. Ever present in fields and pastures throughout Scotland, thistle has been Scotland's emblem for centuries. The first use as a royal symbol was on silver coins issued by James III in 1470.
The Lovely Symbolism of the Thistle Flower
The thistle represents overcoming adversity and difficult situations. It’s a symbol of resilience. In Celtic regions, the thistle represents devotion, bravery, determination, and strength. In addition, the thistle is considered a symbol of protection. It is also called the “flower of the sun“ and is used as protection against evildoers. The thistle is often seen on the front doors of Celtic homes. The flower’s pink and purple colors represent nobility and royalty.